|Source:Real Time With Bill Maher- talking about the downfall of Governor Andrew Cuomo (Democrat, New York)|
"Bill recaps the top issues of the week, including Barack Obama's birthday plans and the growing pressure on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign."
At risk of stating the obvious, which I can assure you this is not the first time I've taken this risk: Governor Andrew Cuomo had to resign. He literally had no choice, because it was either that or he gets impeached convicted his own party in the New York Legislature (Assembly and Senate) and he would be like the Richard Nixon of New York (for anyone who was born in the 20th Century, or remembers hearing about it) where his own party leadership tells him: "Dude, we don't even want you as Governor anymore. Leave now and we won't kick your ass out."
Now having said all that: if you look at the politics of this, now the new Governor Kathy Hochul will have a clean slate and be able to run for Governor herself next year and not with a thousands pounds of baggage that New York Democrats would have to carry around with them every time, including when they try to catch a flight or even go to the bathroom.
New York Republicans will have to try to run on their own records and perhaps even away from Donald Trump (like the Japanese tried to run from Godzilla) if they're running statewide. And have to try to convince New York voters, even upstate voters of why they're better qualified to run the New York Government, than the Democrats. So the Cuomo resignation could become a political boomerang.